Former reality TV host Donald Trump was vilified by former cast and crew members on “The Apprentice” for repeatedly making crude comments toward women.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Monday, October 3, 2016, 4:38 AM
Donald Trump judged female contestants on “The Apprentice” by their business deals, breast size and sexual finesse.
The reality TV boss turned GOP presidential candidate repeatedly demeaned female contestants with crude comments recalled by nearly two dozen people, including former cast, crew and contestants who witnessed several crass moments behind the scenes of the NBC reality series, according to the Associated Press.
A former “Apprentice” winner and frequent Trump naysayer said Trump ranked women competing on the show by saying who he would have sex with.
“He was like ‘Isn’t she hot, check her out,’ kind of gawking, something to the effect of ‘I’d like to hit that,’” said Randal Pinkett, who won the series in 2005.
Trump had married former Slovenian model Melania Knauss the year prior.
Former contestant Gene Folkes said Trump required female cast members to show off their cleavage.
He also pondered which contestant would be “a tiger in bed,” said former producer Katherine Walker.
Gene Folkes, a contestant booted from the show in 2010, recalled that Trump demanded female contestants wear shorter, revealing dresses that showed off their cleavage.
Several staffers recalled Trump ogling a contestant he requested to twirl before him.
Members of the crew were not immune to Trump’s crass behavior.
Fomer “Apprentice” producer Katherine Walker says Donald Trump rated female contestants by their sexual finesse.
The creep frequently compared a camerawoman to his prized daughter, Ivanka, and said she had a “nice rear,” according to eight crew members who were interviewed independently.
Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks vehemently dashed the claims published early Monday as “outlandish, unsubstantiated and totally false.”
Trump ran the NBC series from 2004 to 2015 and stepped down from hosting duties in June 2015 after announcing his White House bid.
NBC cut ties with the real estate mogul after remarks Trump made disparaging Mexican immigrants during a campaign rally.
This is a developing story and will be updated.